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What a West Didsbury Night…

December 9, 2010
Queenston Art House, West Didsbury

Queenston Art House, West Didsbury

So – we get an invite to the preview night of the Queenston House Art Exhibition in West Didsbury. It sounds fabulous. Amazing artwork and good friends. It also starts early enough to enable us to get back for the live Corrie episode. That’s what we thought anyway.

We arrive at the house to be greeted by Laura who has engineered the whole shebang. I can only imagine what kind of a person you must be to virtually open your house as a gallery space. But, Laura’s done it in style. On hand, a troupe of the most amazing gothic-esque ballerinas, dispensing champagne. And then into the first gallery space – the living room…

Queenston Art House, West Didsbury

Queenston Art House, West Didsbury

Centre stage, a huge original on leather (yes, honestly), with price on application, by Mark Evans. An absolutely stunning piece of work. The whole house is choc-full of artwork. Every room, including the bathroom – and even the garden – houses jaw-dropping artwork. To whet your appetite, what about these pieces?

NYC 12 by Steve Pool (Limited Edition)

NYC 12 by Steve Pool (Limited Edition)

Bed of Roses by Dinah Lufton (Limited Edition)

Bed of Roses by Dinah Lufton (Limited Edition)

Andy's Friend by Gail Troth (Original)

Andy's Friend by Gail Troth (Original)

So – the live Corrie was approaching. Monumental and historic in terms of Manchester media. But then you realise that the “barman” who’s been dispensing the fizz and wine, is about to do an acoustic set. And so, John Bramwell, tunes his guitar and begins a “secret gig” – in the living room.

It’s not often that you pop out on a Thursday evening and have the opportunity to view mind-blowing art, topped off by a performance by the man of the moment…

John Bramwell - Queenston House, West Didsbury

John Bramwell - Queenston House, West Didsbury

With huge thanks to Laura, and Terry McDermott who curated. Even better that we found out that Terry had trials with Everton and played with Bob Latchford – a perfect end to a perfect evening…

Queenston Art House, West Didsbury

Queenston Art House, West Didsbury

And we caught up on Corrie when we got home – result!

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